King of Comics
by Rosa von Praunheim
Germany 2012, 78 min
Coming out on cartoon
Ralf König, Germany‘s most successful cartoonist, became famous with his comic book THE MOST DESIRED MAN that was made into a film in 1994, starring Til Schweiger. Wittily playing with queer clichés, he also reaches a wide heterosexual audience. In KING OF COMIC Rosa von Praunheim portrays an unpretentious and modest man that with his brilliant observation skills has been leaving his mark on generations.
Cast & Crew
Ralf König, Hella von Sinnen, Ralph Morgenstern, Joachim Król, René Krummenacher, Olaf Gabriel
Production: Rosa von Praunheim Filmproduktion in collaboration with ZDF and arte
World Premiere: Berlinale Panorama 2012
Rosa von Praunheim
Rosa von Praunheim was born in 1942 as Holger Mischwitzky in Riga, Latvia. He has made more than 50 films, many of which touch taboos and society’s raw points. In Germany Rosa put in great effort to generate awareness of AIDS. Amongst his most famous titles are The Bed Sausage (1971), It’s Not The Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But The Situation In Which He Lives (1971) and The Einstein Of Sex (1999), along with his latest Rent Boys (2011) and King of Comics – Ralph König (2012).